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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,643rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,699thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,759th
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Gold Camel

Population7.69 billion

CapitalBass Canyon
LeaderRose
FaithBisco

CurrencyGold
AnimalDromedary camel

The Featured Region Travels of Gold Camel is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rose with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 7.69 billion Gold Camelians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bass Canyon. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 51.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Gold Camelian economy, worth 849 trillion Golds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 110,453 Golds, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 473,675 per year while the poor average 16,485, a ratio of 28.7 to 1.

The government officially wants you to slow down and speak more clearly, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, masterpieces by male artists are on display in the dumpsters behind the gallery, and weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gold Camel's national animal is the Dromedary camel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bisco.

Gold Camel is ranked 50,785th in the world and 18th in Regionless for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 3,369.88 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,643rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,699thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,759thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 17,154thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,260thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,408thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21,253rdBest Weather: 21,499thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,754thMost Developed: 22,392ndLongest Average Lifespans: 24,238thMost Scientifically Advanced: 24,829thHighest Economic Output: 25,888thMost Authoritarian: 26,422ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26,741stLargest Black Market: 26,848thLargest Publishing Industry: 27,132nd
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the region

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